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Increasing health risks from heatwaves as climate changes, experts warn

British pensioners are increasingly at risk from the growing threat of heatwaves as the climate changes, health experts have warned.

And children are particularly at risk from air pollution, mostly caused by transport and burning coal, which stunts their lung development and has ...

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Wetherspoon planning more pubs for Cork

British pub group JD Wetherspoon is eyeing more openings in Cork and Dublin as it seeks to push the number of bars it owns in the Republic to around 30 in the coming years.

The group sees the scope to open “at least one or two” more pubs in Cork, to add to the one it currently ...

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‘It’s a witch hunt, it’s a hoax': Trump downplays moment as impeachment hearings open

US president Donald Trump said he was “too busy” doing the people’s business to watch the impeachment hearings that imperil his presidency.

But even as Mr Trump tried to suggest he was above the fray, the president tweeted two dozen times before noon laying out his ...

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Michelle Pfeiffer shares selfie with husband on wedding anniversary

Michelle Pfeiffer called herself the “luckiest girl in the room” as she wished her husband of 26 years a happy anniversary.

The Dangerous Liaisons actress, 61, posted a selfie of herself and David E Kelley on Instagram to mark the milestone. View this post on Instagram ...

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Famous family can be hindrance, says Jade Jagger

Jade Jagger has said it is “a hindrance” having such famous parents.

The jewellery designer, 48, is the daughter of Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger and fashion icon Bianca Jagger.

She said it can be “demoralising” when people assume any success is down to ...

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Olivia Colman and Helena Bonham Carter turn heads at The Crown premiere

Olivia Colman and Helena Bonham Carter were both elegant in black as they appeared at the premiere of the third series of The Crown.

The English actresses are both newcomers to the Netflix show, with Colman taking over the role of Queen Elizabeth II from Claire Foy and Bonham Carter ...

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Takeaways so far from public US impeachment hearings

The first public hearing in the impeachment inquiry has got under way in Washington.

In several hours of testimony, some memorable moments have emerged.

Here are some key takeaways from Wednesday’s hearing featuring the first public witnesses: George Kent and William ...

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SDLP leader delivers rallying call in South Belfast

Colum Eastwood has delivered a rallying call to SDLP supporters in South Belfast.

The constituency is expected to come down to a tight race between his SDLP candidate Claire Hanna and the DUP’s Emma Little Pengelly.

Ms Hanna’s campaign received a boost when both Sinn ...

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The Lotto results are in...

There was no winner of tonight's Lotto Jackpot, worth almost €4m. The winning numbers were 2, 6, 8, 9, 24, 39 bonus number 36.

There were no winners of the Lotto Plus and Lotto Plus One draws.

However, more than 72,000 players won prizes including two Match 5 plus bonus winners ...

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Gardaí investigating seven recent attacks on sex workers

Gardaí are investigating a number of recent attacks on sex workers.

Detectives attached to 'Operation Quest' are liasing with local Decetective Units in relation to the attacks, primarily in the Dublin area.

Since mid October, there have been seven attacks across the country on sex ...

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Troy Parrott: 'All I want to do is score goals'

Troy Parrott has described Aaron Connolly’s double breakthrough into the Premier League and Ireland’s Euro 2020 qualifying campaign as a source of inspiration, as the young Spurs hot shot prepares to make his own senior debut against New Zealand.

“It was kind of motivation for me ...

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Taoiseach expected to recommend removal of Maria Bailey as general election candidate

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is expected to recommend the removal of TD Maria Bailey as a general election candidate in her Dublin constituency after her controversial swing fall court case claim.

A meeting of the Fine Gael national executive on Thursday evening looks also likely to recommend ...

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Oti Mabuse ‘feared for life’ during tricky Strictly lift

Strictly’s Oti Mabuse has joked that she feared for her life during a complicated lift with celebrity partner Kelvin Fletcher.

The pair showed off the tricky move in their routine on the BBC show at the weekend. They had rehearsed an even harder version but had to simplify it a ...

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Justice Minister: 'Direct Provision is a guarantee of safety... there is no restriction on freedom'

The Justice Minister has issued a statement on direct provision services and supports for international protection applicants.

Mr Charlie Flanagan said that since the introduction of the system 20 years ago this month, more than 65,000 people have been helped by Direct Provision. ...

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Love Island’s Maura Higgins leads the best-dressed celebs on the ITV Palooza red carpet

TV stars were out in force for ITV Palooza, the annual event which celebrates the channel’s showbiz successes.

Alongside presenters Holly Willoughby and Susanna Reid there was reality TV royalty in the form of Gemma Collins and fellow TOWIE alumni Jess Wright with brother Mark. ...

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Passenger loses 370,000 air miles after smuggling overweight cat on to flight

A Russian air passenger has had hundreds of thousands of air miles revoked after he smuggled his overweight cat on board a flight.

Mikhail Galin took his cat Viktor on an Aeroflot flight from Moscow to Riga despite the feline weighing 2kg over the limit, using a decoy cat to fool staff. ...

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Motorists urged to take 'extreme caution' as snow falls across the country

Motorists are being urged to exercise extreme caution in Leinster and Munster as snow and sleet falls across Ireland this evening.

AA Roadwatch have warned that the weather is affecting roads in Carlow, Laois and Offally, in particular on the N80 between Portlaoise and ...

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Mick McCarthy names Ireland team ahead of tomorrow's friendly against New Zealand

Additional reporting by Liam Mackey

Latest: In an unusual move, Mick McCarthy has named his Ireland team more than 24 hours ahead of kick off in tomorrow night's friendly against New Zealand at the Aviva.

As had already been flagged, Spurs starlet Troy Parrott will make his senior ...

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Trial of man accused of murdering Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe put back for 'logistic reasons'

The trial of the man accused of murdering Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe, which was due to begin on Monday, has been put back until January for "logistical reasons" following a series of pre-trial hearings at the Central Criminal Court.

At a hearing this afternoon, Mr Justice ...

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Silva banned for Mendy tweet but City forward ‘did not intend’ to be racist

Bernardo Silva’s tweet about Manchester City team-mate Benjamin Mendy was not intentionally racist, a regulatory commission has found.

The Portuguese has been banned for City’s next Premier League game against Chelsea on November 23, fined £50,000 and ordered to attend an ...

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Tyson Fury opens up about mental health struggles

Tyson Fury has opened up about his mental health problems, revealing at one point he believed he was “being tortured by demons”.

In an interview with BBC Radio 5 Live’s Nihal Arthanayake, Fury discussed his “Behind The Mask” autobiography and talked of ...

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